The Duncan Lewis Solicitors Public Law Department has launched ‘No Walls’, an open forum dedicated to discussions on public law, human rights, immigration, and asylum.
The name 'No Walls' reflects a particular interest in exposing the UK's inhumane and undignified immigration detention system. 2017 was the deadliest year on record, with ten immigration detainees dying, the majority from self-inflicted injuries. In the same year, an undercover BBC Panorama reporter filmed staff at Brook House immigration detention centre abusing the detainees, including clients of ours.
All this has occurred under Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’, launched with her vans saying ‘Go Home.’ This has come to fruition recently with the ‘Windrush Scandal’, interest in which was sparked by the case of our client Albert Thompson and resulted in the resignation of Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. But the hostile environment remains intact; its architect is the Prime Minister.
We hope ‘No Walls’ will provide a platform to expose the daily indignity of structural racism; a space to exchange ideas on how to challenge the government’s unlawful policies and practices towards the most marginalised and disenfranchised members of our society, both in the court and out.
We welcome contributions from experts across the field, including solicitors, caseworkers, barristers, NGO workers, volunteers and experts-by-experience such as detainees and ex-detainees. If you have something to say, we’d love to hear from you.
Access No Walls here: https://www.no-walls-dl.org/
To make a contribution, please contact us at email@example.com